Thought for the day

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." -- Albert Einstein

Morton Lyon Sahl (May 11, 1927 – October 26, 2021) was a Canadian-born American comedian, actor, and social satirist, considered the first modern comedian. Sahl pioneered a style of social satire that pokes fun at political and current event topics using improvised monologues and only a newspaper as a prop.

The New York State Assembly is not voting on a bill in January 2022 to indefinitely detain unvaccinated individuals at the governor’s will, despite claims being made online.

Users and blogs have referred to a bill (A.416) first proposed in 2015 (here) that aimed to amend public health law “in relation to the removal of cases, contacts and carriers of communicable diseases who are potentially dangerous to the public health” and is viewable (here).

Elon Musk has mostly championed free speech since taking over Twitter. There are a still a number of conservatives who remain banned, including The Gateway Pundit, while he has ignored leftists supporting violence on the platform.

Jen Psaki

A federal judge ruled on Monday that former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki must comply with an investigation that seeks to uncover the federal government’s collusion with Big Tech to suppress Covid-related posts they deemed “misinformation.”

Looking back, it’s utterly bizarre how the world of science could have gone so silent even as the world locked down and lives were shattered by the billions by governments the world over. The silence was deafening. We went from a March 2, 2020, letter signed by 800 public health experts associated with Yale University—which warned against quarantines and closures—to a strange disappearance of nearly all clear voices a few weeks later.

The EU Parliament on Wednesday voted to declare Russia a "state sponsor of terrorism" over its invasion of Ukraine.

The step is a mostly-symbolic gesture, prompted by evidence of war crimes in the nine-month-old invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.

In a statement, the parliament said that it hoped the designation could lead to legal consequences for Russian leaders like President Vladimir Putin in a hypothetical war-crimes trial.

Parliament members voted in favor of the move by 494 votes in support, 58 against, and 44 abstentions.